Tag: fatalities

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

1,499 stop work orders issued in NYC construction sweep

September 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Falls on worksites are a national problem. Out of 1,102 construction fatalities in 2019, 401 resulted from falls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The problem is even more pronounced in New York City, where since 2015, construction falls […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA’s Fatal Four: Avoiding Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

May 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in which is why programs and initiatives like Construction Safety Week (May 3 – 7, 2021) are so important to raising awareness about the importance of construction safety. Of the […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA inspections to increase, says Secretary of Labor

May 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta recently told a Congressional committee that he expected OSHA inspections to increase soon. Newly hired inspectors are getting up to speed, Acosta said, and when deployed, will step up inspections. OSHA inspections exceeded 32,000 […]

Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines 2 contractors $158K for 2 fatalities at Orlando hotel project

March 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA proposed the largest fine for PCL — $132,598 — for a willfully failing to make sure the formwork was designed and built correctly. Specifically, OSHA said that PCL used bolts and brackets on a shear wall to support the […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Officials issue hazard alert after rise in trench worker fatalities

April 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Trenching and excavation are two operations of OSHA’s construction-industry safety focuses. According to the agency, they are among the most dangerous activities that take place on a construction site, primarily because of the potential for cave-ins. In addition to stepping up […]